Trinitatis XII

Sunday 8 September 2019

Trinitatis XII or 12th Sunday after Trinitatis

Today is Trinitatis XII or the 12th Sunday after Trinitatis. Three Leipziger cantatas for you today. The first cantata, Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a, dates from his first year in Leipzig (1723). He revisited the cantata in 1727 and made some changes here and there, and then adapted and reused the cantata for the 1748 Ratswechsel, which you heard on August 26th. A nice example of how Bach very often reused material as a basis for a new creation, from a theme over a specific aria to a complete cantata. No wonder, considering the amount of work he continously created. 

Cantatas

  • Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a
    (first performance 15 August 1723)
  • Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137
    (first performance 19 August 1725)
  • Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35
    (first performance 8 September 1726)

Extra information

The All of Bach website (in Dutch) also has pages with information and performances of BWV 35, BWV 137 and BWV 69:
http://allofbach.com/nl/bwv/bwv-35/
http://allofbach.com/nl/bwv/bwv-137/
http://allofbach.com/nl/bwv/bwv-69/

Playlist

WBC53-Trinitatis XII or 12th Sunday after Trinitatis

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Image of the day

Painting of Leipzig by Christian Schildbach (1765).

Painting of Leipzig by Christian Schildbach (1765).